Popular takeaway left ruined

Large fire at Mr Joe's takeaway, in Wallgate, Wigan

Large fire at Mr Joe's takeaway, in Wallgate, Wigan

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THIS is the scene of chaos as flames ripped through a popular Wigan takeaway at the height of Boxing Day celebrations.

Mr Joe’s in Wallgate was severely damaged in the blaze, which saw flames tearing through the building from the ground floor to the upper level.

Fire crews were called to the fast food outlet shortly after 11.30pm and firefighters struggled to put out the blaze.

Police closed the road temporarily as it took several hours to control the fire and to keep King Street party-goers out of the area.

FULL STORY IN THE WIGAN EVENING POST (FRIDAY) ...